Daudnagar Organisation for Rural Development (DORD) stands committed to the development and creation of an empowered society through knowledge and action in the lives and deprived section of society with focus on children, women and elderly particularly in Bihar State
DORD aims to initiate, encourage, support and conduct research as well as action on the lives and living conditions of the rural poor. Thus, the organization works for well-being, health, education, sustainable development and equality, with the idea of mainstreaming the marginalized and deprived sections of children, women and older persons in the development process.
Daudnagar Organisation for Rural Development (DORD) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 1989 encompassing a few villages of Daudnagar Block of Aurangabad district by a band of seven young persons, who were imbibed with social, secular, non-political and philanthropic fervour. DORD works for the uplift of the poor and marginalized sections of the society, empowerment of women in both urban and rural areas and aims to eradicate poverty, diseases, malnutrition, patriarchal violence and exclusion, for realizing its vision of an empowered society. In the beginning, Mr. M.M Raja had to overcome the impediments of dearth of funds, criticism by relatives for his audacious choice, and lack of experience and guidance in the field of social work.
He got his first breakthrough project in 1994, when DORD was awarded with MCH Care Family Planning by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. From there on, there was no looking back as DORD grew in the last 24 years into a widely recognized and reputed NGO operating across 38 districts of Bihar. In this brief span of time it has worked on myriad projects like; RCH programme in the districts of Palamu and Kaimur as well as in Aurangabad, HIV/AIDS (Prevention) Awareness Programme supported by NGO AIDS CELL, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Pehel – Support to gender issues like women empowerment, CARE India – to provide support services to ICDS programme in Aurangabad District, and HelpAge International and HelpAge India under AAG (Adopt A Granny) and free Cataract Surgeries project in DORD Eye Hospital. DORD Eye Hospital in Daudnagar sub-division in Aurangabad district has been giving quality eye care services since 2004. As such, we have performed 5 lakhs+ OPD and 50,000+ eye surgeries in DORD Hospital. In the last 3 years itself, we have performed 16,201 eye surgeries in this hospital. 85% surgeries were done free of cost.
DORD is running Short Stay Home (SSH) at Daudnagar in Aurangabad district of Bihar and also 50 bedded Children’s home in Gaya & Rohtas districts. We could protect children from the adverse situation of risk abuse & vulnerability. The project was supported by SCPS, Bihar Govt.DORD runs 25 bedded open shelter in Patna. The focused areas were Patna Junction, Gandhi Maidan&Mithapur bus stand for identifying needy children & protecting their rights & rehabilitation. Women and girls in distress from domestic violence, dowry, eve-teasing, human trafficking, child marriage etc. can find rehabilitation and reconciliation to their husband / in-laws in Women Shelter home. It provides livelihood skill training options like incense sticks making and cutting and sewing.The project was supported by State Child Protection Society (SCPS), government of Bihar.Our nutritional rehabilitation centre at Sasaram in Rohtas district reduced severe ´ malnutrition rate in child Group aged months to 5 years. We imparted training to ASHAs on RCH issues in Aurangabad & Rohtas districts with support from Bihar state Health society & concerned District health societies.